Call for Artists: Niagara Falls Heritage Arts Mural Project
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is seeking seven Western New York artists to create a series of public murals adjacent to the new Underground Railroad Heritage Center and Niagara Falls Amtrak Station in the Highland Community in the City of Niagara Falls.
This project will unite artists with the community in a collaborative process, rooted in historical and contemporary themes, that will transform our public spaces and inspire our local citizens.
Artists are invited to submit their qualifications for consideration. Upon selection, chosen artists will be given a stipend for the project and supplied the materials necessary to complete one mural each. To be considered, artists are required to complete the application below and submit all necessary materials by April 21, 2019.

Artists will work with the project team and with the community to develop the concepts of the murals.

We believe that public art fosters pride in neighborhoods, tackles blight, and builds appreciation for our history and heritage.
Please provide your contact information below.
First Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Phone Number *
Website/Portfolio *
Application Questions
Please respond to the following questions. Each answer should be between one and two paragraphs.
How would you describe your artwork and process? Describe your experience with murals and/or mural making.
Describe your approach to working with community, either familiar or unfamiliar to you. Do you have any knowledge of or experience in Niagara Falls and/or the Highland Community?
This project will focus on the history, heritage and culture of the Niagara Falls. If selected how would you use this unique history and heritage to inform the mural you would produce?
The overarching theme for the mural project is freedom as it relates to the history, culture and people of Niagara Falls. Describe what does freedom mean to you.
Submission Materials
Please upload your resume or bio. If you have trouble with the form, submission may be sent to ally@discoverniagara.org.
Please upload 5 images or samples of your artwork. If you have trouble with the form, submission may be sent to ally@discoverniagara.org.
We believe that art has the power to elevate and create change. Will you join us in this movement?
*Header photo (left) of artist, Edreys Wajed, at the Underground Railroad Heritage Center grand opening 2018. Header photo (right) of watercolor illustrations by illustrator, E.B. Lewis.
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